Book Review of Restraint of Trade and Labour
Anti-Combines Law, Combines Investigation Act, Competition, Unionization
Anti-combines law exists to foster and preserve competition in the market place. Labour relations law authorizes the elimination of competition in one of the significant cost areas of productivity, the labour market. This conflict of goals raises a host of important problems. If we assume that the policy favouring competition is a good one do we, by permitting industry-wide unionization and collective bargaining, allow an unjustifiable departure from the more general policy?
Innis Christie & Bruce McDonald, Book Review of Restraint of Trade and Labour by AC Chrysler, (1969) 19:1 UTLJ 91.